While we're sad to see it go, the demo process was pretty fascinating. It had to be done carefully, since it's attached to the 120 year old home. The Plan: The first step was to disconnect all the electrical power to the garage. Then, the carpenters cut away the building from the main house. The most dramatic step - pulling it down. After that, the slab had to be broken up and pulled out - one piece at a time, so as not to disturb the foundation of the house.
When the big day came, the guys from Lawn Enforcement showed up with their heavy equipment. I was a bit worried when they introduced Brandon, their backhoe driver, as their 'most careful and fearless operator'. Well....that's an interesting combo!!! But he did a fantastic job, the garage came down without a hitch.
And it was so fast! Take a look at this one minute video we shot: you tube garage demo video
And just so you can get a feel for how much it has changed the property - here's the space with and without the garage. Eliminating the garage has actually created a nice, sunny backyard. Now there is room for some plantings and there's so much sun, a little vegetable garden would be perfect. And it will benefit the interior of the house as well. We can now have 4 new windows, which will flood the rooms with lots of sunlight!
|Before: With Garage|
|After: Garage Demolition|